@vagnes What does the violin mean, though ?
@vagnes Oh, right.
Now that I reread this #xkcd I'm wondering what the last panel is referring to. I used to think it's about dedication to useless ideas, because advocating free software didn't work.
Now I got, that the gesture of playing the tiny violin also stands for money. Can anybody explain the joke to me?
Oh, it has an entirely different meaning
@vagnes Yeah but who was the figurehead of this? A man who eats skin off his own feet, and discusses nasal sex with dead plants at Texas Instruments to the point where he's never invited back.
""One of them said he was upset when you talked about nasal sex with plants." I had actually demonstrated this perverse act with the bouquet on the table, at dinner the night before I was sent home. The plants were dead, although well preserved, so I was performing rhinophytonecrophilia on them. "
@kichimi I don't think that was the point xkcd was trying to make.
@vagnes I know, but it's still a valid point, its easy to dismiss someone who is literally a nutcase as a nutcase on serious topics. Marketing wouldn't exist if everyone on the planet worked on pure logic.
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